Wind Regime on the Eastern Shore of Qinghai Lake
Wind regime is typically highly variable in space and in time, and the studies of aeolian geomorphology often use a single meteorological station as representative of a specific dune field due to the scarcity of meteorological stations in remote areas. For example, researchers have used the wind data recorded in Gangcha meteorological station (13 km to the north of Qinghai Lake) to analyze the aeolian landforms of the dune field on the eastern beach of the Qinghai Lake. However, the wind regime may vary greatly even between sites located just a few kilometers apart. In this study, to fully understand the relationship between wind regime and aeolian landforms of the dune field on the eastern shore of the Qinghai Lake, 1-year hourly recorded wind data from an average wind year 2012 from four stations, namely Gangcha Station, Eri Station, Wendu Station and Daotanghe Station was used to analyze the wind regime and resultant potential sand transport.